Sayani Maity

Sayani Maity


Assistant Teaching Professor


2104 Black Engineering Bldg.
2529 Union Drive.
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030


Dr. Sayani Maity is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Iowa State University. Prior to joining ISU, she was an Assistant Professor and Director of Systems Engineering at the University of North Dakota (2021-2023). She completed her Ph.D. in 2020 from Iowa State University in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Controls Systems and Robotics. She completed her Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2011 from Jalpaiguri Goverment Engineering College, India. She received her Master’s degree with specialization in Nuclear Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2014. In her current role, Dr. Maity teaches various courses in Mechanical Engineering department such as  Engineering graphics and introductory design, Mechanical Engineering problem solving wiith computer applications, System dynamics and Control. Dr. Maity’s research interests lies in the field of Robotics, Modeling and Controls. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. 

Awards and Honors

  • ‘Advanced Short Term Research Opportunity(ASTRO)’ graduate intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2019-2020).
  • ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ by Iowa State University (2018).
  • ‘Seward, Ratcliffe, and Galloway Foundation Fellowship’, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2015).


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2020
  • M.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, 2014
  • B.Tech, Electronics and Communications Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, 2011

Interest Areas

  • Modeling and Stabilizing Inverted Pendulum with non linear constraints
  • Development of controllers for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV’s)
  • Modeling and Control of Non-Holonomic vehicles
  • Application of robotics in advanced manufacturing

Primary Strategic Research Area

Engineering Education